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Left Redhill for Cambridge.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Cambridge
This is to the north of town, just off a Motorway so obviously designed for folks with cars. On the other hand, the Citi #7 bus stops in the residential area just across the road so folks without cars can also stay and get in and out of town easily.
Very good hotel with excellent service
My wife and I stayed for two nights at the end of August. Check-in was very swift, room was spotlessly clean and well presented. We ate in the bar each night, food was pretty good and reasonably priced, unlike the drinks which were very pricey. Service however was excellent, we were offered free drinks because our food was over half an hour in coming. Breakfast was good also and plentiful. There is a nice modern leisure complex, free to guests. Check-out was also very quick and easy. One complaint though, the bedroom doors bang shut and this can be very annoying, especially late at night. All in all though, a very pleasant stay, and recommended.
Clean, modern, spacious and functional.
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Holiday Inn for 3 nights in late May 2006 and we were not disappointed. The hotel is modern, clean and spacious. We had an executive room (not specifically asked for) which was a lovely surprise. Bathroom was spotless with fresh towels every day. The room itself was refreshingly spacious and clean. The bed could have been a bit more comfortable but it is a minor gripe. One other thing to note, there did not appear to be any lifts - this is not a huge issue as the hotel is only 2 storeys high but it is worth knowing nevertheless. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
Very pleasant hotel. Loads of free parking. Nicely situated next to small lake and fields. Really easy to reach next to A4. Didn't find the noise from the road too intrusive at all. Easy to get into Cambridge centre.
I've stayed here four times over the past two years and have found the hotel to have no really significant faults. The rooms are decently sized with comfortable beds and have always been quiet. On one stay there was a problem with the air-conditioning, which the duty manager couldn't fix so he moved us to a room where it was working better (not as well as usual, though). The breakfast is usually OK (on the last stay they seemed to be running low on some items) and the pool is good. Dinner has always been reasonable enough - nothing special, but perfectly edible. Plenty of parking and an easy drive into Cambridge. Proabbly the best option for visiting Cambridge unless you really do have to be in the centre.
Stayed at this hotel (now repackaged as a Holiday Inn) and I was not disappointed. The welcome was warm and friendly even at the outrageous time of my arrival. The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was well appointed and the extras very much appreciated - the chunky kit kat, the bottle of water and the nice assortment of shampoos and soaps. I also liked the bath robe provided but would have preferred it had the hotel given me the belt to go with it thus avoiding the potential of me exposing myself to anyone visiting.
Good value for money - better than most (bad) Cambridge hotels
I have not used the bar or restaurant (except for breakfast, which is OK), but the rooms are adequate and comfortable. Much better than the Crowne Plaza where I don't want to stay anymore. Cambridge doesn't have much to offer in terms of value for money hotels, but the Holiday Inn is probably one of the best if you have transport.
Wall to Wall
Please bear in mind when booking that some of the rooms look on to brick walls.
The food isn't what it was. I remember once upon a time when the chef actually tended a herb garden for the restaurant. It's now generic mush.
Mobiles ring, business men get drunk and smoke and sports fans watch the huge tvs. It's also one of those hotels where the pool seems to encroach the other public areas with humidity and chlorine aromas.
Grim, and not really in Cambridge either!
Good for a business stay
I stay here fairly regularly for business purposes. It's got a convenient and pleasant location, (unless you get a room on the A14 side of the building which can be a bit noisy) and has plentiful free parking, which is a bonus in Cambridge. The rooms are generally spacious and well equipped and have always been very clean and well maintained. Service has always been excellent. The food is however, pretty dire. I've tried restaurant, bar and room service and it has ranged from surprisingly mediocre to utterly gross. I am amazed at how consistently poor it is and how they manage to mess up basic ingredients or even just a reheat of what is obviously a pre-packaged dish. My recommendation - sleep there, but eat elsewhere.
A good choice
This hotel represents a very good value for Cambridge provided that you have a car.
I spent three nights there recently and have stayed previously at two other hotels in Cambridge. This would be my first choice on quality basis and is less expensive than one other I have used.
My room was large, very clean, and well appointed. Bathroom was fine, clean, but but a little inadequately lit. A pleasant place.
Public areas are quite nice but not lavish.
I only had dinner in the restaurant. It was perfectly fine, neither a place to seek out, nor one to avoid.
There is no Internet access, other than dial up, and the room rates for phone use are not Internet-friendly.